Sunday, May 3, 2009
Snow snow snow. It's still up there and not at a very high altitude for May. This year brought an exceptionally long ski season and the snow still hasn't melted much. The ski runs were open through Easter this year.
Unfortunately many alpine skiers are getting swallowed up by avalanches now, provoked by last week's fresh snowfall on top of watery snow being burned off quickly by May's warm sun. The news reports have talked about major avalanches in at least two areas, the Marmolada being the closest one to my area.
For my husband and I, it is lovely sight from our mountain home in Cencenighe Agordino as white tips to fresh spring mountainsides. We are staying down low and just enjoying the view from up high.